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Most clinical work is done on campus; some placements are available at externship locations (government agencies and nonprofits). Students are carefully matched to their projects/placements by the Clinic Director approximately 4 weeks in advance of the semester. Certain projects and placements have...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
The seminars consist of student presentation of plans for collection and analysis of data, with discussion by students and faculty. Preparatory work is done under tutorial arrangements with members of the faculty. The emphasis is on conceptual issues necessary for the development of a feasible and...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
The climate of our planet is changing at a rate unprecedented in human history. Primarily responsible is the build-up of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, most notably carbon dioxide emitted in conjunction with the combustion of coal, oil and natural gas.  Concentrations in the atmosphere of...
Research Areas: Climate, Energy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
This course examines future climate change in the context of earth history, and then considers various strategies for what might be done to deal with it. We discuss measuring ancient temperature and carbon dioxide levels and investigate the basic physics and chemistry that control climate through...
Research Areas: Climate, Energy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
This is an advanced sustainable design course with technical content that focuses on energy use reduction in existing buildings. Students learn to perform American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II Energy Audits. Topics covered include the ASHRAE...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
The course imparts knowledge and skills for planning sustainability projects and developing solutions for organizations of at least 50 employees including small businesses, nonprofits, or local townships. Sustainability solutions refers to working with a client either as a member of a team or...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring, Fall
This course is intended for students interested in geological, hydrologic, biological, and social sciences with an specific focus on wetland environments and resources. In this course, students gain an interdisciplinary overview of physicochemical, biological, and cultural aspects of wetlands. We...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
This course offers a multidisciplinary exploration of the engineering, economic, and institutional principles involved in water system development and management. The course is divided into two parts:. Part I is a presentation of the fundamental science, engineering, and economics of water resource...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy, Energy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Traditional economic growth theory treats technological change as the residual need to explain observed growth after accounting for capital and labor inputs. Newer economic theories treat technology as endogenous, but they, too, have a rather narrow view of how innovation works. Policy analysis too...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
This course focuses on the interplay among states, international organizations (such as the UN, WTO, IMF, and World Bank), multinational corporations, civil society organizations, and activist networks in global governance. Cases are drawn from a broad range of issue areas, including peace and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
This course focuses on the interplay among states, international organizations (such as the UN, WTO, IMF, and World Bank), multinational corporations, civil society organizations, and activist networks in global governance. Cases are drawn from a broad range of issue areas, including peace and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Topics in electricity market design starting from the foundations of coordination for competition. Infrastructure investment, Resource Adequacy, Pricing Models, Cost Allocation, Energy Trading, Forward Hedging, Market Manipulation, Distribution Regulation, and Policy for Clean Energy Innovation....
Research Areas: Energy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Environmental issues have become increasingly significant in democratic politics and are now a salient issue of global politics, with climate change occupying central stage today. This course focuses on the ways that different democratic polities are tackling green, global concerns, and climate...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
The environment is the milieu in which designers and planners operate. It is a messy world of facts, meanings, relations and actions that calls them to intervene - i.e., to make a plan, solve a problem, create a product, or strategize a process. They use various measures to assess and project their...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Selected topics in the history of the North American coastal zone, including the seashore as wilderness, as industrial site, as area of recreation, and as artistic subject; the shape of coastal landscape for conflicting uses over time; and the perception of the seashore as marginal zone in...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Arts and Humanities, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
This research seminar is intended for Master in Design Studies (MDES) candidates entering the Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology (ULE) stream as well as Master in Landscape Architecture candidates entering the post-professional (MLA II) Program. The seminar begins by defining design and design research...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
As a scarce and necessary resource, land triggers competition and conflict over possession, use, development, and preservation. For privately owned land, the market manages much of the competition. At the same time, because use of land in one location affects the interests of neighbors and the...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Provides an overview of the issues involved in transportation policy and planning, as well as an introduction to the skills necessary for solving the various analytic and managerial problems that are peculiar to this area. The course is organized around seven problems: (1) analyzing the market for...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Provides an overview of the issues involved in transportation policy and planning, as well as an introduction to the skills necessary for solving the various analytic and managerial problems that are peculiar to this area. The course is organized around seven problems: (1) analyzing the market for...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Extraction redefines our understanding of urbanism in the 21st century. If everything we build comes from the ground, then extraction is the process and practice that reshapes our assumptions about urban economies. From gold to gravel, copper to coltan, iron to uranium, geological resources support...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Fundamental concepts and formalisms of conservation of energy and increase of entropy as applied to natural and engineered environmental and biological systems. Pedagogical approach is to start with real-world observations and applications, extracting the underlying fundamentals of thermodynamics...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
Observations and understanding of ocean physics, from local beach waves to the effects of the oceans on global climate.  Topics covered include wave motions such as ocean surface waves, internal waves, tsunamis and tides; currents, including the wind driven circulation, and the Gulf stream; coastal...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
A solution to the problems set by the intersection of global energy demand and climate feedbacks requires the teaching of physics and chemistry in that context. Core topics include thermodynamics, free energy, entropy, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, electromagnetic...
Research Areas: Climate, Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
Atmospheric radiative transfer, including stellar properties, spectroscopy, gray and real gas calculations, Mie theory and scattering, satellite retrievals, and radiative-convective climate modelling. Climate feedbacks: the runaway greenhouse, volatile cycles on Mars and Titan, and atmospheric...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Spring
In this course a framework of tropospheric chemistry will be generated that requires no previous knowledge of this topic. The goal is to develop an understanding of chemical and physical processes in the troposphere. Focus is on the main processes transforming emissions into the secondary...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
Fundamental physics and chemistry underlying the science and technology of aerosols. Taught by reference to topical problems in atmospheric chemistry, planetary climates, human health, and technologies of nanofabrication.Note: Likely offered Fall 2020. Offered in alternate years.
Research Areas: Climate
School: Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Season: Fall
Our interactions with the natural world are increasingly mediated through changes in technology. Technologies create risks, generate solutions, reshape the environment, and alter our perception of the boundaries between nature and artifice. This course draws on major theories of technology and...
Research Areas: Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
The seminar will provide a historical perspective on the development of the Chinese economy with emphasis on the energy sector, including analysis of related environmental problems. Energy options available for China's future will be discussed, including opportunities for clean-coal technology,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate, Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
This seminar examines the world’s systems for the production and distribution of food as they relate to the earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems.  Using scientific readings, papers about economics and politics, and cases about firms, we consider agriculture and food from scientific,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Ecology and Biodiversity, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
This seminar introduces students to the major contributions of the field of science and technology studies (STS) to the understanding of politics and policymaking in democratic societies.Note: Offered jointly with the Kennedy School as IGA-513. Interested undergraduates should send an email to...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Research Areas: Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
The world faces challenges stemming from rapid urbanization, increasing pressure on the environment and on basic resources, and the growing difficulty governments face in managing the confluence of these trends. This class will appeal to students who would like to explore the frameworks, models,...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Business School
Season: Spring
Growing income inequality, poor or declining educational systems, unequal access to affordable health care and the fear of continuing economic distress are putting stress on political systems worldwide and challenging the credibility of business. At the same time rates of environmental degradation...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Climate, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Business School
Season: Spring
This course will be of interest to students who would like to investigate business solutions to three of the major problems of our time: rapid and massive urbanization; increasing scarcity of clean water, clean air, clean power, and effective transport; and the apparent inability of federal...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Business School
Season: Winter
From the digital revolution to social media, from global warming to sustainability, and from national security to renewable energy, technology plays a critical role in shaping our lives. This course explores concepts in physical sciences that span disciplines and examines broadly how technology...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Why do some human beings step forward to defend the non-human? It has been unusual, in human history, to express concern for the non-human parts of nature; to do something politically relevant with that concern is rarer still. In this class, we will examine the history of why and how people have...
Research Areas: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring

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